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gem·ma

(jem'ă),
Any budlike or bulblike body, especially a taste bud or end bulb.
[L. bud]

gemma

(jĕm′ə)
n. pl. gemmae (jĕm′ē′) Botany
An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.

gemma

[jem′ə] pl. gemmae
Etymology: L, bud
1 also called gemmule. a budlike projection produced by some organisms during budding, a type of asexual reproduction.
2 any budlike or bulblike structure, such as a taste bud or end bulb. gemmaceous, adj.

gemma

(pl. gemmae) a small group of cells that serves as a means of vegetative reproduction in some mosses and liverworts. These cells become detached from the main THALLUS and often occur in cup-like structures referred to as gemma-cups. Each gemma is capable of developing into a new plant.